Julia Morris is an aspiring conductor and vocalist native to the SF Bay Area. She started her musical journey with the flute at the age of 7 and has since found her niche in song and the choral ensemble.
Currently, Julia serves as Conducting Scholar at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco, where Eric Choate (former BCCO Assistant Conductor) mentors her in conducting and musicianship. Seeking additional growth and feedback as a choral director, she has participated in two summer Choral Artistry Institutes at Eastman School of Music under the direction of William Weinert. Over the past year, she has nurtured her love of singing as a member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
In 2015 Julia graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. and Departmental Distinction in Music, and a B.A in Psychology. While studying voice and flute at Kenyon, she sang with and was appointed tour manager for the Kenyon College Chamber Singers. She explored the dynamic of smaller vocal ensembles as a member of Colla Voce, Kenyon College’s all-female classical a cappella ensemble, where she directed selections of their repertoire. In her senior year, she tackled musical theater as the music director of a student-run production of Bare: A Pop Opera.
Julia is pleased to join BCCO for its 2018–2019 season, and feels honored to work with Ming Luke and the artistic staff.